Facsimile reproduced with fidelity to the original, kept in the Pharmacy Academy of Castilla y León. Includes 52 xylographic engravings of ovens, distillation devices and other laboratory utensils. Printed in color selection, to obtain the effect of the passage of time, on laid paper of special manufacture, subsequently aged and manipulated. Hand-made book binding in goatskin, dry stamping on the planes, with nerves. Format 11.5 x 16.5 cm. 512 pages.
Edition of 2013 limited to 999 copies, numbered and authenticated by notary.
The volume of studies, complementary to the facsimile edition, contains for the first time the translation into Spanish from the original Latin. Artisanal binding in half leather with tejuelo, stamping of planes in gold with steering wheel. Format 23.5 x 32 cm. 420 pages with 34 engravings to all pages of the collections of the Royal Library of El Escorial and the Historical Library “Marqués de Valdecilla” of the Complutense University of Madrid.
Both books, facsimile and study, are presented in a set case in half leather and decorated fabric, format 22.2 x 33.5 x 10 cm.
The Swiss Conrad Gesner, author of the work and Renaissance man emphasizes several times in the book that a treasure is useless if it remains hidden in nature; for that reason it makes available to everyone, and in particular to pharmacists and doctors, the most precious treasure that exists: Health.
The Treasure of the Secret Remedies, of the Swiss doctor Conrad Gesner, was one of the main books that contributed to the scientific renovation of the Renaissance, through the inheritance received from the scientific thought in the medieval time.
The author considers that a treasure is useless, if it remains hidden in nature. In front of many doctors of the sixteenth century, avaricious of some knowledge that concealed, to ensure exclusive great benefits, Conrad Gesner makes available to all, particularly pharmacists and doctors, the Treasure of the Secret Remedies for the conservation or restitution of the Health.
This edition corresponds to the work Thesaurus de remediis secretis, pars secunda, published by his disciple Sebastian Wolf, five years after the death of the author Conrad Gesner and now translated for the first time into Spanish from his original Latin form.
This unique and valuable publication has been co-published with the Pharmacy Academy of Castilla y León, which holds the original form. It also has the support of the General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacists, the Council of Professional Associations of Pharmacists of Castilla y León and the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Salamanca.
Exemplary complete and in perfect condition. This work is complementary to the one we also have for sale with reference 184FTD and with the same title. See special price for both works.
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